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Rebecca Spurgeon ~ Monroe County, Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 22, 2007 at 02:12:56
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Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
March 18, 1865


- The residence of Martin Eversole, near Virginia Grove, Louisa
county, was destroyed by fire on Monday last. The Republican states its
contents were also mostly consumed, and that the property was uninsured.

- Col. Darius E. Cook, of the 2d Iowa infantry, has been confirmed
Brigadier General by brevet.

- The Chicago Journal says "Iowa is the most thoroughly Republican
State in the Northwest."

- Sullivan, the young man who in a fit of insanity killed his mother
with an ax, in Appanoose county, has been sent to the Hospital for the
Insane. So says the Appanoose Citizen.

- We learn from the Marengo Review, that the Temperance Ticket
triumphed at the election in that place. The contest was spirited. C.D.
Hostetter was elected Mayor.

- We learn from the Charles City Intelligencer that Patrick Burns, a
citizen of Floyd county, was recently killed by a falling tree. He was found
with the tree lying upon his head, and both hands grasping the handle of the

- The Albia Union says that on the night of the 5th instant some
infamous villains stole from the residence of Nancy Beedle and Rebecca
Spurgeon, of Monroe County, two trunks and two pine boxes filled with dry
goods. A reward of two hundred dollars is offered for the arrest of the
thieves and the recovery of the property.

- Mr. James Kelly, while at work in Mr. Allen's steam saw mill, near
Oskaloosa, was so badly injured by a circular saw as to necessitate the
amputation of his left arm.

- The Courier learns that Maj. A.H. Hamilton, of the 36th Iowa, is
to have a clerkship in the Senate at Washington.

THE FIRE - The fire Tuesday night originated in the old wooden
structure near the corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets, the lower story
of which was occupied by Mr. McGrue as a grocery store, and the upper story
by F. Ead, as a shoemaker's shop. Mr. McGrue's stock was insured for $800,
which will fully cover his loss; and we are informed that the leather and
tools of the shop above were nearly all removed and saved.

The adjoining building, on the corner, was occupied by Lange & Co.,
grocers, whose stock was valued at $3,000 - insured for $3,400. Mr. Hageman
and family lived in the rooms above, upon whose furniture there was an
insurance of $400, which will no more than cover his loss.
The Neally House was damaged to the extent of $300 or $400 - fully
insured. The window-blinds, sashes, doors, &c, on the north side of the
building were all destroyed, and the furniture was damaged considerably by
water and removal.

The new brick house of J.L. Corse, contiguous to the fire and the
stores adjoining were only saved by the most extraordinary exertions. The
fire at one time found its way through the wall and ignited a large lot of
wall paper, but was finally subdued. So intense was the heat that the walls
were warped inwardly some two or three inches and cracked from top to
bottom. The injury done to Mr. Corse's stock and building will reach $1,000
or $1,500 - fully covered by insurance. A large portion of his stock of
books and paper was removed, by which it was more or less damaged.
The inefficiency of the Fire Department was manifest from the outset.
The engines were not on the ground until the worst was over, and the hook
and ladder company, for want of ropes and other appurtenances, were able to
render but trifling service. Burlington should have two good fire companies,
a hook and ladder and also a hose company. We trust the authorities will
take the necessary action to get up and sustain organizations of this
character, so essential to the well being and safety of every well regulated
city. The fire of Tuesday night was the first of any consequence that has
occurred in this community for nearly two years.

At Trinity Church, March 8th, 1865, by Rev. F. Emerson Judd, JOHN G.
FORREST, of this place to Miss MATTIE J. DODGE of Burlington,
Iowa.-Davenport Gazette.

In Danville, Iowa, on the 12th inst., by Rev. D. B. Davidson, ISAAC V.
SHAVER, of New London, to Miss CELIA SEYMOUR, of the former place.

In New London, Iowa, on the 8th of March, by Rev. John Haydey, Mr.
AUGUSTUS S. CONE, of the 1st Iowa Engineer Corps, and Miss SARAH E. HAMPTON.

In Morning Sun, March 2d, at the residence of the bride's mother, by
Rev. D.T. Campbell, Mr. BENTON COPELAND, of Washington Co., to Miss
CATHARINE R. LAKIN, of Morning Sun.


On Brush Creek, Des Moines county, Iowa, February 24th, Mrs. ANN MORE,
widow of the late Francis More, aged 66 years.

Mrs. More was a native of Virginia, a consistent and faithful member
of the Methodist Church, an affectionate wife and mother and for twenty-six
years a resident of Des Moines county.

Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press

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